Last Updated January 18, 2007

You have reached the "Historical Timelines" section of my site.



DISCLAIMER:

The following historic timelines are by no means comprehensive. In fact, they are very, very limited and subjective. I am primarily interested in literature; therefore, these timelines are heavily influenced by what I thought heavily influenced the literature of each particular civilization or age. Some timelines are better than others. Some are downright sketchy. I have listed them in order of, in my opinion, their comprehensiveness. My primary focus is on British literature. However, I have tried to include bits and pieces on other historic events that I found particularly interesting. I have listed those sources that I used in the making of these timelines.
I cannot stress enough that I received the lion's share of my knowledge from my father-in-law, John's, Western Civilization and Survey of English History classes. He teaches at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City, MO. Enroll in one of his courses, if you ever get the chance--he's the best!! Or at the very least, visit his Western Civilization sites (they include "Student Notes" and everything!!). That said, any mistakes found within these timelines are due to my faulty typing or understanding.

WARNING:
AS I INDICATED ABOVE, THESE TIMELINES WERE BEGUN FOR MY OWN PERSONAL USE. THESE TIMELINES SHOULD NOT BE USED AS RESOURCES FOR ANY KIND OF RESEARCH PAPER. THESE TIMELINES SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS AN AID TO GIVE A "JUMPING OFF POINT." THESE TIMELINES ARE NOT PEER-REVIEWED; THEREFORE, THEY ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NUMBER OF UNINTENTIONAL AUTHORIAL TYPING ERRORS AND/OR MISUNDERSTANDINGS.
REMEMBER, INTERNET SOURCES (WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS) CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS DEFINITIVE SOURCES!!

They ain't pretty, but they're mine!!

British Timeline
American Timeline
War (primarily European) Timeline

Latin American Timeline
French Timeline
German Timeline
Russian/Slavic/Balkan Timeline
Spanish/Portuguese Timeline

Asian Timeline
African Timeline

Timeline of Major Religions (Still Under Construction)
Ancient Greek (and Other Ancient Civilizations) and Modern Greek Timeline
Ancient Roman and Modern Italy Timeline

Composer Timeline
Artist Timeline

Please feel free to e-mail me with any corrections, suggestions, or comments at kris@MarKris.net.


I found a nice web site with Historical Timelines that are probably more accurate than mine, so you might want to check it out: Timelines of History

I found information in the following reference books in addition to my father-in-law's course syllabi and lecture notes. I have listed them in order of use, according to my memory. Because I did these timelines initially only for my own personal use, I have paraphrased and quoted without citing as one should for a research paper; therefore, anyone using these timelines should consult the following sources. DO NOT QUOTE FROM THESE TIMELINES!! ALWAYS DOUBLE-CHECK MY WORK!!!!

Merriam-Webster's Biographical Dictionary. 1995 Edition. ISBN: 0877797439
The Columbia Encyclopedia. Third Edition. No ISBN (too old--1963 edition, 1969 printing)
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 1999. 1999 Edition.
Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature. 1995 Edition. ISBN: 0877790426
The Random House Encyclopedia. 1990 Edition. ISBN: 0394584503
A Web Page entitled Birthday #2 for the dates the states entered the Union (American History Timeline)
Harmon and Holman's A Handbook to Literature. Seventh Edition. ISBN: 0132347822
The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature. 1990 Edition. ISBN:0192826670.
A Web Page formerly available at the University of Pennsylvania entitled, "A Celebration of Women Writers: 1601-1700," for the dates of many of the Renaissance/Neoclassical women writers (go figure) on the British Timeline. Couldn't find a URL for it the last time I checked.
A Web Page entitled Women's History Month 1999 Feminist Foremothers for the dates of many of the Renaissance/Neoclassical women writers on the British Timeline